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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adverse Childhood Experience-MALES

The ACE Score*

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  Total
Respond.^
No ACE (1-2) ACEs (3-8) ACEs
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,913 1,366 41.5 39.0-44.0 997 35.7 33.2-38.3 550 22.8 20.6-25.2
-MALES 1,215 583 43.9 39.9-48.0 424 37.4 33.5-41.5 208 18.7 15.8-22.1
RACE
White 899 442 44.7 40.0-49.6 306 36.5 31.8-41.5 151 18.7 15.3-22.7
African American 194 83 41.4 32.1-51.4 81 42.4 33.5-51.9 30 16.1 10.2-24.7
Other Minorities 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 199 79 39.2 30.4-48.7 67 36.9 28.3-46.3 53 24.0 17.5-31.8
35-44 166 60 35.9 27.2-45.6 62 39.4 30.3-49.3 44 24.7 17.6-33.5
45-54 177 74 38.1 29.6-47.5 68 42.9 33.6-52.8 35 18.9 12.1-28.4
55-64 285 137 45.6 38.1-53.3 110 40.9 33.4-48.8 38 13.5 9.1-19.5
65-74 225 125 59.5 51.0-67.4 68 28.4 21.2-36.9 32 12.1 8.1-17.8
75+ 150 99 69.2 60.0-77.2 46 28.6 20.9-37.8 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 178 *** *** *** *** *** *** 37 17.7 12.0-25.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 335 146 40.8 33.4-48.8 119 37.1 29.7-45.2 70 22.0 15.9-29.6
Some Post-H.S. 295 131 39.3 31.7-47.4 105 37.4 29.7-45.7 59 23.3 17.4-30.6
College Graduate 405 227 54.3 47.9-60.6 136 35.7 29.8-42.2 42 9.9 7.0-14.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 119 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 22.9 14.9-33.5
$15,000- 24,999 184 *** *** *** *** *** *** 45 25.6 17.2-36.3
$25,000- 34,999 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 19.4 12.1-29.6
$35,000- 49,999 157 69 37.8 28.2-48.5 *** *** *** 32 25.8 17.0-37.2
$50,000- 74,999 146 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 14.9 9.0-23.7
$75,000+ 312 159 47.3 39.3-55.5 108 38.2 30.2-46.8 45 14.5 10.1-20.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 310 130 36.9 30.2-44.2 114 39.4 32.0-47.4 66 23.6 17.7-30.8
No 895 449 45.7 41.0-50.5 307 37.0 32.5-41.9 139 17.2 14.0-21.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 337 156 38.0 31.1-45.4 121 41.2 33.5-49.4 60 20.8 15.2-27.8
Non-Veteran 877 427 45.7 40.9-50.5 303 36.3 31.8-41.1 147 18.0 14.7-21.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 653 311 43.9 38.4-49.6 229 37.6 32.2-43.2 113 18.5 14.5-23.3
No 562 272 43.8 38.1-49.7 195 37.3 31.5-43.4 95 18.9 14.8-23.9

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*The ACE score is a measure of cumulative exposure to traumatic stress during childhood, and is often used in ACE-related research. The score is based on
the summation of eight adverse childhood experiences. Two of these experiences are domain events or constructs, consisting of more than one question.
The sexual domain consists of three questions on forced/unwanted sexual contact. The substance abuse domain consists of two questions on living with someone
who abuses alcohol or drugs. If the respondent answers YES to one or more questions in the sexual domain, the response counts as only one experience.
The same is true of the substance abuse domain. The remaining six questions in the module are are then added to the two domain scores to yield a total
ACE score of eight.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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